People Movers of the Week: Dec. 30



LRES has appointed David Sober as its new vice president of national sales.

Prior to joining LRES, he served as business development manager at SingleSource Property Solutions, presently known as SingleSource.

Sober also served as senior business analyst and pricing manager at Chronos Solutions, formerly Matt Martin Real Estate Management.



Walker Dunlop Inc. said that Mark Strauss, senior vice president and managing director, and Rob Quarton, assistant vice president, have joined its capital markets group.

Based out of the company’s Irvine, Calif., office, the team will arrange financing for commercial real estate properties.

Strauss and Quarton join Walker Dunlop from Cohen Financial, where Strauss was a 15-year veteran and founding member of the firm’s equity practice.

Strauss has over three decades of commercial real estate finance experience, while Quarton’s commercial real estate career spans over 15 years.



Mortgage Network Inc. said that James Comosa has been named president.

Comosa, who joined Mortgage Network in 2012 as the director of strategic business development, brings more than 28 years of experience to his new role, having previously served in executive positions with MetLife Home Loans, Countrywide Home Loans and North American Mortgage Co.


MSA Mortgage has named Dick Lee as its new managing director.

His main role will be to work on product development, sales recruiting, technology advancement and the opening of the firm’s new office in Needham, Mass.

Lee has more than 23 years of experience within the industry, having spent the last several years as the president and owner of Independent Mortgage and most recently as the managing director of Luxury Mortgage.



Greystone said that Ken Weber has joined the firm as a managing director of underwriting in its agency lending group.

Prior to joining Greystone, Weber served as chief underwriter at Arbor Commercial Mortgage, where he managed operations for its Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac underwriting platforms.

Previously, he held various credit and underwriting positions at RCG Longview, Gramercy Capital and JPMorgan Chase.



TowneBank Mortgage has appointed William T. Morrison as chairman and chief executive officer of TowneBank Mortgage and Realty Group.

Morrison succeeds Jacqueline Amato, who will retire as chairman and CEO of TowneBank Mortgage at the end of the year.

Both Morrison and Amato have shared the position of CEO of TowneBank Mortgage since its merger with the Monarch Mortgage division of Monarch Bank in June.

Prior to the merger, Morrison served as the CEO of Monarch Mortgage, after being promoted from executive vice president and chief operating officer in 2011.

Amato will retire after 16 years with TowneBank Mortgage, and over 30 years in the mortgage industry. She held the position of president of TowneBank Mortgage since the company’s founding in 2000, until she was promoted to chairman and CEO in 2012.

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